Barishal, Oct. 19 -- Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon, MP on Saturday claimed that people cannot exercise their franchise in elections freely.

"Current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and I myself waged movements for fair election, but today common people can't express their opinions in elections. Even people are losing their right to upazila and union elections," he said.

The Workers Party chief was addressing the council of its district unit at Ashwini Kumar Ghosh Smriti Community Hall in the city.

Menon was elected MP in the 11th parliamentary election from the Awami League-led Grand Alliance.

He served as Social Welfare and Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister during the two previous tenures of the Awami League government unl...